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    The U.S. Department of Energy included these in its "Top things you didn't know about" series. The energy.gov webpage includes a video of the Google+ Hangout on Jan. 18, 2013. The video runs nearly 42 minutes and features several rare...
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    Introduction 1. CRMD Background The Canadian Raw Materials Database (CRMD) is a voluntary project involving a cross-section of Canadian materials industries to develop a database profiling the environmental inputs and outputs...
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    CMLCA is a software tool that supports the calculation of:
    • life cycle assessment (LCA), including social life cycle assessment (SLCA) and life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA)
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    This fact sheet describes the Critical Materials Institute (CMI), and also defines critical and near-critical materials.
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    This report examines the role of rare earth metals and other materials in the clean energy economy. It was prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) based on data collected and research performed during 2010. Its main conclusions...
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    The E3IOT database contains a high resolution, environmentally extended input output table for Europe which covers production, consumption and waste management sectors.
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    Includes information on e-waste and a searchable directory of electronics recycling centers in the U.S.
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    The ecoinvent Centre hosts the world's leading database of consistent, transparent, and up-to-date Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data. With several thousands of LCI datasets in the areas of agriculture, energy supply, transport, biofuels and...
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    The Eco-Patent Commons is an initiative to create a collection of patents on technology that directly or indirectly protects the environment. The patents will be pledged by companies and other intellectual property rights holders and made...
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    Electronics waste is growing exponentially. Televisions are used on average for less than two years. For computers, it's three. Recycling, or "E-cycling," these and other electronic items is critical for preserving landfill space and for...
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    With its ergonomic interface, sectoral databases and low cost, Bureau Veritas CODDE's EIME - Environmental Improvement Made Easy has popularised environmental analysis. EIME is more than a software programme, it is a referential that lets...
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    EPEAT is a procurement tool to help institutional purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT also provides a clear and...
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    This online primer provides background information on pollution prevention information related to electronic waste and references to essential pollution prevention resources. This primer is intended for technical assistance providers,...
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    This portion of the Electronics Take Back Coalition web site includes a map of the U.S. noting which states have passed or are considering e-waste regulations. Links to the text of the laws and program web sites are provided. Also includes...
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    The Electronics TakeBack Coalition (ETBC) promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry. Its goal is to protect the health and well being of electronics users, workers, and the communities where electronics...
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    This EPA fact sheet provides the rationale for preventing electronics waste and tips on how to reduce this waste stream. Also included are information on how to recycle electronics, tips on making "greener" electronics purchasing choices,...
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    For an up-to-date review of the rare earth elements, which is more technical, see the 2012 articles by Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr. and Vitalij K. Pecharsky in the Encyclopedia Britannica. The narrative regarding the entire rare earth group as...
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    This page lists databases for your search or chosen category. Click on the name of the database to see the description of the database
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    You can show the sub-categories by clicking on the + sign on the left of the category entry. To list all ELCD data sets of a shown sub-category, just click on the name of the sub-category. By clicking on an individual data set, it opens...
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    NYS consumers are now required to recycle electronic waste, such as computers, computer peripherals, televisions, small scale servers, and small electronic equipment, etc., in an environmentally responsible manner.
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    This portion of the Federal Facilities Environmental Stewardship & Compliance Assistance Center (FedCenter) web site provides resources related to the electronics stewardship program area. This program area addresses the life-cycle...
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    This report update describes which of the 10 Recommendations from the "Final Report of the Governor's Task Force on Waste Materials Recovery and Disposal" either complete, in progress, or work remains to be done.
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    In July of 2005, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts requested that the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) conduct a scientific study to assess safer alternatives for the following five toxic or hazardous chemicals: lead, formaldehyde,...
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    PE INTERNATIONAL offers strategic consulting and leading software solutions to help you improve your corporate and product sustainability.

    We provide conscientious companies with cutting-edge tools, in-depth knowledge and an...
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    Senate Study Committee on Green Information Technology to study Georgia’s ewaste and make recommendations; by Dec. 15, 2009
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    GLOBOX is an executable software model for deriving the global multimedia fate, exposure, and effects of emissions as a function of characteristics of substances (e.g. Kow), of the environment (e.g. average temperature), and of human...
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    This portion of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) web site provides links to online and hardcopy information related to electronic waste management, as well as relevant events, funding opportunities, expert...
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    This portion of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) web site provides links to online and hardcopy information related to product stewardship, as well as relevant events, funding opportunities, expert contacts...
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    This portion of the GLRPPR web site provides links to documents, web sites, events, funding opportunities, expert contacts, and archived GLRPPR Help Desk questions and answers related to recycling and waste exchange. Various subsections...
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    Developed by MIT with EPA funding, the Green Chemical Alternatives Wizard is a web-based tool that provides information on chemical alternatives to hazardous solvents and substances commonly used in research laboratories. The Wizard is a...
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    Green Seal bases its work on thorough, state-of-the-art scientific evaluations using internationally accepted methodologies. Product evaluations are conducted using a life-cycle approach to ensure that all significant environmental impacts...
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    Electronics manufacturers, standards bodies, and legislators have begun to take notice of the Report coverhuman health and environmental concerns associated with the use of brominated and chlorinated compounds in electronic products. An...
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    In its 18th edition, the Guide evaluates leading consumer electronics companies based on their commitment and progress in three environmental criteria: Energy and Climate, Greener Products, and Sustainable Operations.
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    The Hawaii Electronic Waste and Television Recycling and Recovery Law requires manufacturers of covered electronic devices (CEDs) and televisions to operate recycling programs. Covered electronics include computers, printers, monitors and...
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    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Library of Medicine (NLM) developed this on-line consumer's guide that provides easy-to-understand information on the potential health effects of more than 2,000 ingredients contained in...
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    Illinoia e-waste legislation that requires manufacturers to establish facilities to accept e-waste from consumers. The law is on a rolling basis and over the next few years the recycling requirements will kick in and by 2012, disposal of...
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    The signing of H.B. 1589 makes Indiana the 19th state in the country to implement electronics waste regulations in the absence of a federal standard. The Indiana e-waste law forces manufacturers to take responsibility for the collection...
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    Indiana law signed 5/13/09. Manufacturers of video display devices, such as TVs, computer monitors and laptops, must recycle 60 percent by weight of their sales of those products. They are required to register with the state by April 2010...
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    This on-line training (PowerPoint presentation) from the Ohio EPA provides an introduction to mercury issues for the general public and businesses. It is meant to provide an introduction to the various forms of mercury and their health...
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    Making environmental sound decisions on products and processes requires comparing alternatives and scenario calculations by asking 'what if...?'-questions. The implications of such choices can be shown with user-friendly software. We...
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    This user friendly software can help your business assure environmental compliance while assuring sustained profitability. Also, LCAPIX can greatly aid your company in achieving the ISO 14000 certification, a must for any business that...
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    An objective method of assessing environmental impact by calculating the resources input (energy and material) and output (waste and pollutant) throughout the entire product life-cycle (raw material...
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    This report was produced as part of the Australian Data Inventory Project, with financial support from Environment Australia, New South Wales Environment Protection Authority, Victorian Environment Protection Authority, South Australian...
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    Life cycle analysis (LCA) is the systematic approach of looking at a product's complete life cycle, from raw materials to final disposal of the product. It offers a "cradle to grave" look at a product or process, considering environmental...
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    Life cycle analysis (LCA) is the systematic approach of looking at a product's complete life cycle, from raw materials to final disposal of the product. It offers a "cradle to grave" look at a product or process, considering environmental...
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    Electronic waste (e-waste) is a term that is used loosely to refer to obsolete, broken, or irreparable electronic devices like televisions, computer central processing units (CPUs), computer monitors (flat screen and cathode ray tubes),...
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    The law requires certain electronic manufacturers** to register with the Maryland Department of the Environment and pay a registration fee if they intend to sell covered electronic devices in Maryland on or after January 1,...
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    This report examines the changes that have taken place in the consumer electronic product sector as they relate to (1) the use of cadmium, cobalt, lithium, and nickel contained in batteries that power camcorders, cameras, cell phones, and...
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    In addition to aluminium, wood fibres and plastics, critical metals have been identified as priority materials for which sustainable management would bring significant environmental, social and economic benefits. The objective of this case...
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    In addition to aluminium, wood fibres and plastics, critical metals have been identified as priority materials for which sustainable management would bring significant environmental, social and economic benefits. The objective of this case...
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    Text of Michigan e-waste legislation, effective December 29, 2008.
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    Summary of House Bills 6714-6715 and Senate Bills 896-897 as reported by house committee, 12/3/08. "In general, this package of bill would add a new Part 173 (Electronics) to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to...
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    This fact sheet discusses how businesses should manage unusable, outdated, and waste electronic equipment. Contacts for more information are also included. (PDF format; Length: 5 pages)
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    This is the text of the bill recently passed in Minnesota which requires electronics manufacturers to pay for collection and recycling of electronic waste from households. The bill requires each manufacturer that sells TVs, computer...
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    This press release from the Computer TakeBack Campaign describes producer responsibility legislation passed in Minnesota in 2007 which requires electronics manufacturers to pay for collection and recycling of electronic waste from...
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    This is a searchable directory of recycled-content products made in Minnesota. The directory may be searched by manufacturer, distributor, feedstock, or category/subcategory. Categories include: absorbents, agriculture, bags, chemicals,...
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    This producer responsibility legislation signed in 2008 requires manufacturers of covered devices under the state's program to pay an annual registration fee and set up recycling programs. For covered electronic devices, recycling goals...
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    The National Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative (NEPSI) was created to bring stakeholders together to develop solutions to the issue of electronic products management. NEPSI's main goal was the development of a system, including a...
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    This bill defines video display devices and prohibits disposing of video display devices in solid waste landfills or incinerators after July 1, 2007. This bill also requires the department of environmental services to monitor the disposal...
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    This producer responsibility legislation signed in 2008 requires manufacturers of covered devices under the state's program to pay an annual registration fee and set up recycling programs. For covered electronic devices, recycling goals...
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    At NextWorth we'll help you sell, upgrade and/or recycle your used gadget or video game the easiest, safest and fastest way possible. We have been helping consumers trade-in and upgrade their iPods, iPhones and other electronic gadgets...
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    AN ACT TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS GOVERNING MANAGEMENT OF DISCARDED COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, TO PROVIDE FOR MANAGEMENT OF DISCARDED TELEVISIONS, TO DELAY THE EFFECTIVE DATE UNTIL 1 JANUARY 2010, AND TO MAKE OTHER CONFORMING AND...
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    Signed into law in August 2007, this measure requires covered device's manufacturers to pay for the transportation and recycling costs for covered devices from collection sites.
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    The U.S. Life-Cycle Inventory (LCI) database contains data modules that quantify the material and energy flows into and out of the environment for common unit processes. A full product life-cycle assessment (LCA) requires the combination...
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    The "Tech Recycling Service" is available at all of Office Depot's 1,100-plus retail store locations in North America. The Office Depot program, which was piloted in 2006 in approximately 100 stores in the U.S., has already resulted in the...
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    Establishes statewide system administered by Department of Environmental Quality for collection, transportation and recycling of certain electronic devices. Requires manufacturers of covered electronic devices to register for...
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    Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) seeks to identify possible improvements to goods and services in the form of lower environmental impacts and reduced use of resources across all life cycle stages. This begins with raw material extraction and...
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    Staples, one of the largest national sellers of office products, partnered with the Product Stewardship Institute and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to launch a program to measure the success of retail-based electronics...
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    Rare earth elements (REEs) are a group of 17 metallic elements mined in ores containing low quantities of REEs. They have particular properties essential to many industries. REEs are key components of clean energy and high-tech growth...
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    What are rare earths? To see and read an elementary primer, check Rare Earths -- The Fraternal Fifteen. The 46-page pamphlet describes this family of chemical elements that have similar chemical properties and different physical...
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    Here are five ways you can recycle your old gadgets, with providers that explicitly state that their recycling programs ensure that the hazardous materials from your stuff won't end up in landfills at home or abroad.
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    This USGS Fact Sheet examines the potential value of recycling the metals found in obsolete cell phones.
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    This press release from the Georgia Institute of Technology highlights research to develop a "reverse production" system that will create an infrastructure to recover and reuse every material contained within e-wastes, including metals...
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    Establish a manufacturer financed system for the collection, recycling, and reuse program for covered products in Rhode Island. Manufacturers will be able to either create their own collection system or pay into the state Resource Recovery...
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    Semiconductors are crucial to all electronic products and to the global and internet economy. They are used in computers, consumer electronics and telecommunication equipment including wireless networks and handsets, industrial machinery,...
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    SimaPro is the most widely used LCA software. It offers ultimate flexibility, parameterized modelling, interactive results analysis and comes with a large database included.
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    REQUESTING THE SECRETARY OF ENVIRONMENT TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE ELECTRONICS PROCUREMENT AND RECYCLING BY STATE AGENCIES.
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    Exporting waste illegally to poor countries has become a vast and growing international business, as companies try to minimize the costs of new environmental laws that tax waste or require that it be recycled or otherwise disposed of in an...
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    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 60 TO TITLE 48 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA MANUFACTURER RESPONSIBILITY AND CONSUMER CONVENIENCE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT COLLECTION AND RECOVERY...
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    Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world's largest office products company, has announced that it now makes it easy to recycle used computers and other office technology at any Staples store nationwide, becoming the first national retailer...
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    In this landmark report, Joel Makower and the editors of GreenBiz.com answer the question: How are U.S. businesses doing in their quest to be greener and more environmentally responsible? It introduces the GreenBiz Index, a set of 20...
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    TCAce software integrates environmental life cycle assessment and scenario-based risk analysis to provide a complete understanding of all potential environmental and health related costs associated with a process or product. With...
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    A new report from the Basel Action Network calling out an electronic waste recycler for misleading practices highlights how complicated and potentially risky the e-waste collection issue can be for companies and other groups. Article by...
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    Technological advancements have made our lives faster, easier and more efficient, but with the downside of increasing the proliferation of electronic waste, or e-waste. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, only 18 percent of...
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    This poster shows the life cycle of a cell phone from obtaining raw materials through manufacture, packaging, distribution, useful life, and disposal. It explains the importance of life cycle management and encourages reuse and recycling....
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    he Legislature finds that the establishment of a system to provide for the collection and recycling of electronic devices in this State is consistent with its duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, enhance and...
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    The EPA launched this Web site on stewardship programs to help business, government and private citizens make choices on sustainable environmental initiatives. The Web site lets users find EPA partnership programs, such as the Energy Star...
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    EPA's Health Research Program offers this Web site on the latest information on its research to protect public health. The program's science looks at such questions as why some people are more sensitive to pollution and how exposure to...
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    Today, our firm based in Dexter, Michigan is the world's largest recycler and reseller of used cellular phones and accessories. ReCellular partnered with the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association's (CTIA) Wireless Foundation...
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    Vermont electronics recycling law.
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    Signed on March 11, 2008, this producer responsibility bill requires manufacturers to set up a collection system for consumers to return computer equipment for recycling and reuse free of charge.
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    Passed on March 8, 2008, this bill requires manufacturers to develop recycling programs. Manufacturers pay registration fees into State fund, used to reimburse counties and municipalities for recycling programs and admin costs.
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    The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was adopted in Basel, Switzerland on 22 March 1989. The Convention was initiated in response to numerous international scandals regarding...
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    Well, now that the switch to digital television has taken place, the question arises: What, besides use it for a doorstop, does one do with the old, faithful analog television if one didn't buy a converter box for it, or simply decided to...
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    CTIA - The Wireless Association and its member companies are committed to the goal of sustainable development and the environmentally sound management of end-of-life wireless products. CTIA's members that manufacture mobile devices are...
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    Statutes relating to: the sale, disposal, collection, and recycling of electronic devices, granting rule?making authority, making an appropriation, and providing penalties.
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